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Covid-19 Update

 

We understand that this is an extremely worrying time because of the amount of uncertainty around the Covid-19 virus. In order to support families letters are being sent home regularly with the most up to date information regarding the current situation with Covid-19. Copies of all letters can be found within the “Latest new and updates” section of the website.

 

The current guidance, is that you must stay at home if you have either

·         A high temperature – above 37.8 and you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

·         A new continuous cough – this means that you have started coughing repeatedly

 

If someone within your household has either of the above symptoms all the members of the household should remain at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms. You can find more guidance for households with possible Covid-19 at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

 

In addition to the regular handwashing and disinfecting high touch surfaces such as tables and door handles, with effect from today the school is taking the following preventative measures:

 

·         Reducing all non-essential meetings that occur within school. Where possible meetings will go ahead via telephone or video calls. Staff will contact all those this will impact

·         All school trips / off site visits will be postponed

·         All visitors / outside agencies will be postponed

·         All training to be held within the school will be postponed

·         Staff will not access any offsite training

·         There will be no school assemblies

 

Additional information regarding the virus can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/  however if you have concerns or questions please telephone the main school office for further advice.

Useful links for Parents, Carers and Children

 

Please follow the links below to find different social stories about the coronavirus that parents and carers can use as a tool if your child is feeling anxious or asking questions about coronavirus:

https://www.milestones.org/files/assets/the-corona-virus-free-printable-updated-2-the-autism-educator-.pdf

Dave The Dog

COVIBOOK

Time to Come In, Bear: A Children's Story About Social Distancing 

 

Please find below some helpful tools for parents and carers while children are learning from home.

Household Jobs Schedules

Coronavirus Diary

Covid-19 Time Capsule

A Danecourt Social Story that could help if your child is feeling anxious about Coronavirus

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